Beth and her team at NRCF offer access to creative spaces and activities that support the cohort on site to develop self esteem, new ways of communicating, soft skills and a passion for the arts.

About the speaker

The theme for CreativeMornings August is JUSTICE and joining us to speak is Beth Hill, the Programme Leader of Redemption Arts & Education Services at Northland Region Corrections Facility.

To us, creativity is all about self expression, it is a human right. To us, one of the most important places for creativity is in the justice system of Aotearoa.

Beth Hill is originally from the UK, she is the mother of two sons and winner of the 2018 Arts Access Aotearoa Accolade award. Beth has been making art about otherness, radical empathy and her search to find somewhere she fits in for most of her life.

Six years ago, Beth found herself working inside the walls of NRCF where she surprisingly stopped feeling so much of a square peg! Beth and her team offer access to creative spaces and activities that support the cohort on site to develop self esteem, new ways of communicating, soft skills and a passion for the arts.

Facilitating and developing opportunities for the men on site at NRCF has changed her creative pathway and although she still makes work she now expands her creativity advocating for her prison artists and championing the transformative power of the arts in Corrections.

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